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A truly unique '55 Corvette

A truly unique '55 Corvette

This is a good read for Corvette enthusiasts. 1955 was the first year the Corvette was built with a V-8. This one was assembled on Friday the 13th in May 1955. It was boxed and shipped to Antwerp Belgium for a royal prince, then it was shipped to Sweden when retired U.S. Army Officer Joe Titcomb purchased it. The Corvette would then end up in France in the possession of Herve Charbonneaux, the proprietor of Le Muses de l’Automobile Francaise, a car museum. Jim Percell, a Canadian Airman stationed in Germany, found the car and bought it from the museum in 1977. He shipped the Corvette to Germany, and then in 1980 he had it shipped to Ontario when he moved back to his home country. Percell then sold the car to Ken Purdue in Nova Scotia in 1987. Finally, in 1992 at Corvettes at Carlisle, the C1 Corvette would end up with its current owners, Jim and Milda Oliverio. There are several unique features of this C1. These include a custom chrome bar mounted to the rear frame cross member that rose above the trunk. It is beloved this bar was to rest a golf bag extruding from the trunk as the car was driven to an exclusive golf courses. The C1 also has a feature exclusive to a number of 1955 Vettes, which is the Gold “V” Emblem located on the side fender. In 1993, the Oliverios took the C1 to a NCRS meet and landed a Third in Flight Award. Not content with several third in flight awards, the Oliverios began a full frame-off restoration. The restoration took 18 months of labor, and is considered one of the best home spun restorations to this day. By 1995 the Corvette was back on the show grounds, and the Oliverios would attend the NCRS meet in Carlisle again. They would not be disappointed as they were awarded a Top Flight Award. The same week, the Oliverios took the ‘55 to the National Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, KY for the 40th Year Anniversary, where it would take home another first place award. Since that time the Oliverios have won show after show with their ‘55 white roadster.

This is a good read for Corvette enthusiasts. 1955 was the first year the Corvette was built with a V-8. This one was assembled on Friday the 13th in May 1955. It was boxed and shipped to Antwerp Belgium for a royal prince, then it was shipped to Sweden when retired U.S. Army Officer Joe Titcomb purchased it. The Corvette would then end up in France in the possession of Herve Charbonneaux, the proprietor of Le Muses de l’Automobile Francaise, a car museum. Jim Percell, a Canadian Airman stationed in Germany, found the car and bought it from the museum in 1977. He shipped the Corvette to Germany, and then in 1980 he had it shipped to Ontario when he moved back to his home country. Percell then sold the car to Ken Purdue in Nova Scotia in 1987. Finally, in 1992 at Corvettes at Carlisle, the C1 Corvette would end up with its current owners, Jim and Milda Oliverio. There are several unique features of this C1. These include a custom chrome bar mounted to the rear frame cross member that rose above the trunk. It is beloved this bar was to rest a golf bag extruding from the trunk as the car was driven to an exclusive golf courses. The C1 also has a feature exclusive to a number of 1955 Vettes, which is the Gold “V” Emblem located on the side fender. In 1993, the Oliverios took the C1 to a NCRS meet and landed a Third in Flight Award. Not content with several third in flight awards, the Oliverios began a full frame-off restoration. The restoration took 18 months of labor, and is considered one of the best home spun restorations to this day. By 1995 the Corvette was back on the show grounds, and the Oliverios would attend the NCRS meet in Carlisle again. They would not be disappointed as they were awarded a Top Flight Award. The same week, the Oliverios took the ‘55 to the National Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, KY for the 40th Year Anniversary, where it would take home another first place award. Since that time the Oliverios have won show after show with their ‘55 white roadster.

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